Not by Jews. Not in its infancy. Not to the point of facing potential destruction before it was fully established. Context, is again key. It's about how the church relates to the Jewish State. Bringing in anything else is eisegesis.The church is still being persecuted.
Jesus's 2nd Coming was a long time ago, if we are going to give them ordinals. His Final coming is yet future, but that will only be the resurrection of the just and the unjust (Acts 24:15), judgment, and the end of time.No, the Second Coming has been imminent for 1991 years. You refuse to deal with God’s longsuffering patience.
Soon and quickly are outside of the visionary experience John had. They are part of the keys given before and after what he saw to help us understand the time frame of when the vision would take place.Symbolically means you cannot claim it as literal history either. There is no literal application if you are going to play the "too much symbolism" excuse. Revelation will be forever symbolic. Even your time statements of "soon" and "quickly" are merely symbolism, which applied, means always be ready.
Symbolically doesn't mean I can't claim it as historical. Symbolically means that it represents something else and should not be taken at face value. Someone saying "we should talk about the elephant in the room" doesn't mean there's actually an elephant in the room. It also doesn't mean that elephants aren't real. The only proper way to interpret symbols is to let the Bible tell you what they mean. John is quoting Isaiah 65-66 and Isaiah tells us what those symbols mean and how they relate to Christ. Just like all the other OT prophets. Joel, for example, was writing about the first century. How do we know this? Because Peter said he was in Acts 2.